Parasoft C++Test 7.0 and Parasoft Insure++ 7.1 Help C/C++ Development Teams Achieve Improved Productivity and Quality

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Parasoft C++test 7.0 delivers breakthrough bug finding technologies, integrates into Eclipse, Wind River Workbench, and Microsoft Visual Studio IDEs.

As part of our corporate quality initiative, we deployed Parasoft C++test to improve the readability, maintainability and reliability of our software

Parasoft Corporation announced today the availability of Parasoft C++test 7.0 and Parasoft Insure++ 7.1, integrated solutions for automating a broad range of best practices proven to enhance C/C++ software development team productivity and software quality. Both new releases will be featured at the Embedded Systems Conference held April 2-5 in San Jose, at Parasoft booth #312.

"Parasoft C++test has become an integral part of our development process. It allows us to unit test our software in way that would otherwise be extremely difficult to do," stated Matt Klaustermeier, Director of Software Engineering for Stauder Technologies. " It enables us to assure the accuracy and reliability of our applications."

Parasoft C++test 7.0 helps development teams increase their productivity by applying a comprehensive set of best practices that address defects early in the development cycle, when fixing them requires minimal rework. Parasoft C++test 7.0 enables coding policy enforcement, static analysis, code review, unit and component testing to provide teams a practical way to ensure that their C and C++ code works as expected and without breaking existing functionality. Follow on benefits of increased productivity though implementation of C++test 7.0 and Insure++ 7.1 include faster delivery of new applications and reduced support costs.

Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio have become the dominant IDEs in the marketplace. Eclipse IDE is getting rapid adoption as the de-facto standard for embedded development. Parasoft C++test plugins for these two IDEs offer menus, shortcuts, wizards, error-to-source code traceback, and views for analyzing and addressing test

findings. From a single environment, developers can access existing projects or create new ones, write code, test that code, review errors and coverage from testing, correct coding standard violations, debug test cases, extend automatically-generated test suites, and add updated code and test assets to source control.

"Based on my experience with the Beta version, I am very impressed with the new capabilities and overall feel of the new C++test product. This new version offers a number of important additions and improvements," stated Martin Brodeur, Senior Software Developer for Adacel, Inc.

New in C++test 7.0 is Bug Detective. By automatically tracing and simulating execution paths, BugDetective exposes runtime bugs that would be difficult and time-consuming to find through manual testing or inspections. With BugDetective, users can find, diagnose,
and fix classes of software errors that can evade coding standard analysis and unit testing.

A new Code Review module is also featured in the release. This module automates preparation, notification, and tracking of peer code reviews, addressing the known shortcomings of this very powerful development practice. With the Code Review module, teams can establish a bulletproof review process-- where all new code gets reviewed and all identified issues are resolved.

"As part of our corporate quality initiative, we deployed Parasoft C++test to improve the readability, maintainability and reliability of our software," stated Scott Lushbough, Software Engineer from InterDigital. "The full IDE integration makes all the features easy to access on the desktop."

In addition, Parasoft C++test 7.0 integrates with Wind River Workbench versions 2.5 and higher for device development environments. Wind River Workbench is an Eclipse-based integrated development suite that supports both VxWorks and Linux operating systems, and a wide range of processor architectures. The Parasoft C++test plugin for                            

Wind River Workbench provides Workbench users easy access to Parasoft C++test's full coding standard analysis and unit testing capabilities.

With the release of Insure++ 7.1, Parasoft now verifies proper use of the Standard Template Library (STL) during runtime, and offers users dynamic verification of STL containers, iterators, pointers, and references. Users will now be able to find insidious bugs resulting from improper STL usage.

IDE Integration:

Parasoft C++test 7.0 fully integrates with the following:

·    New integration with Eclipse 3.1 and 3.2
·    New integration with Visual Studio 2003 and 2005

For more information on Parasoft C++test, please visit: http://www.parasoft.com/ctest

For more information on Parasoft Insure++, please visit: http://www.parasoft.com/insure++
Availability
Parasoft C++test is available for Windows, Linux 32 and 64 bits, and Solaris.
Parasoft Insure++ is available for Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX platforms, 32 and 64 bits.

About Parasoft
For 20 years Parasoft has investigated how and why software errors are generated. Our solutions automatically prevent and eliminate errors by addressing their root causes. Whether you are delivering Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), developing mission-critical software applications or supporting the evolution of legacy systems, draw on our expertise and award-winning products to increase your productivity and the quality of your applications. http://www.parasoft.com or (888) 305-0041.

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